Before you read the rest of this post, let me ask you a question:
Have you ever had a fly land on your face?
My childhood was spent in the semi-tropics, but I can honestly say that while I had to swat away mosquitoes in the summer, I had never had a fly land on my face.
But flies seem to have an affinity for certain people.
“Lord of the Flies”is the literal meaning of βεελζεβούβ, the Greek word for Beelzebub.
Beelzebub — derived from Ba‘al Zebûb, a Semitic deity worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron — is the name of one of the seven princes of Hell. Later Christians used the name Beelzebub as a term for Satan.
Flies have an affinity for Barack Obama.
The first time the phenomenon was noted was during the 2008 presidential campaign that ended in Obama being voted into…
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